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National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys

September 18th, 2006    •  by Showell    •   Comments Off on National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys

Today I heard from the Board of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys and they have chosen me to be their South Carolina Representative. As I understand it, basically, I am going to do two things: first, work on membership by trying to get the SC members to stay being members, and trying to increase its membership rolls; and second, I am to keep the Board informed of legal issues which may come up for hearing in the SC bankruptcy courts so NACBA can use its resources to help the debtors attorney with preparing a brief and other assistance so that good law is made in SC when judges rule on cases (good law being that favorable to the debtors postition…).

The group is a collection of attorneys who only represent debtors in bankruptcy cases and I first joined when I went to the seminar in Chicago in July, 2005 called Fighting Back… a seminar teaching debtors attorneys how to deal with the new bankruptcy law. I went to the national convention in New Orleans in May, 2006, which was a follow-up on the new law and that is where I found out about the need for a SC representative.

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